i'm going to buy one of them since i only play games at 1440*900.. so which is better for my rig? the only thing i prefer hd3850 due to its support for directx 10.1.. however i wonder is dx10.1 really important? does it has a significant difference in games when compare to dx10? If 9600gso support dx10.1 in future, i'll stick to nvidia.. HELP pls..
Well right now there's only one game that supports DX10.1 and that's Assassin's Creed. It actually gives the HD3850 a pretty big boost while playing it too. Although there's not enough games right now to really justify going for it for just that reason, though hopefully, more games will start to support it.
The 9600gso will never support DX10.1, it's a DX10 card and that will not change unless they decided to release a D10.1 version of it.
As far as which card to go with, I'd go with the HD3850. It performs a tad bit better than the 9600gso, which is just a rebadge of the 8800GS. With AA enabled the 8800GS comes out a tad bit ahead on some benchmarks.
If you ever plan on using an HDTV with your computer, I'd go with the HD 3850 over the 9600GSO any day of the week. Otherwise, look at the reviews, see which games you play, and which card performs better at those games.
3850 would be a better choice considering that it has full 256bit bandwidth and also u get full 512MB ram.......performance wise they are both the same....although 3850 usually perform better. and in high demanding games with lots of grafix, 3850 would be better given its bigger bandwidth and vram
i play WoW, a lot of FPS and RPG and a bit RTS.. can 9600gso or hd3850 play them at max AA/AF @ 1440*900?? still is there any huge difference between dx10 and dx10.1 in term of image quality??
yes it can handle those at max setting at max AA.......but u wont see difference above 4x.......i play grid at 8MSAA...and see no difference compared to 4x. except for slower fps. 8x will not show any effect unless u decide to game in 800x600 resolution.......
wen dx10.1 titles come out, 3850 will show its muscles at it will easily out perform 9600GSO/GT......so then u will be happy for ur choice in 3850.....otherwise, u wont see much of a difference performance wise
i ll go for the 9600gso. The xfx 9600gso ( 768 ddr2 ). its cost less then hd 3850. and u can over clock the card's core clock more or less 750 mhz. ( if u r a serious overclocker then 800 or more is possible). u may not believe it but its true. in my eyes its the mid range monster. and direct x 10.1 is nothing cause ps 4.0 and 4.1 doesn't have much difference. because most of the games r targeted to nvidia cards.